Musicland Band Wars


What Is Band Wars?

Musicland Band Wars is an annual TV Show Concept which offers musicians a chance to be seen and heard on TV. Musicland Band Wars is run similar to a Battle of the Bands – each heat will have 6 or 7 Bands performing two songs each, followed by a quick 40-second interview where you can tell people about your band.

The show has exciting Compares and Guest Judges, with some awesome Prizes. But most of all its your opportunity to get your Music “out there”, and about ‘Keeping Live Music Alive in Melbourne’. It will be shown on Foxtel’s Aurora Channel 183.

How Will The Event Be Judged?

There will be the same 4 Judges throughout the Heats, plus one Special Guest Judge each week. Two of the Judges that saw you in the Heats will continue for the Finals, plus two new Judges – this helps eliminate favouritism.

Sponsor Prizes will be judged solely by the Individual Sponsors.

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Musicland’s Voting Criteria are:

Musicianship – How well you play and interpret the Music.
Originality – What makes you stand out from the rest?
Original Songs – How good are they?
Stage Presence – How well you use the stage? and Do you have the ‘It” factor?
Professionalism – How you handle your interview and yourselves.
Overall Performance – Overall How did you go?


Applications are closed for now. When we have the new dates and info, we will post it here. Please come back later, or subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications.

When in season:

All Bands wishing to register must read and accept the rules and regulations in our Application and Info Pack, or apply online. Links to these will be provided closer to the time.